Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech

Festival News

This is where we’ll keep you informed of late-breaking news about the Festival. Please check here frequently to ensure you don’t miss important news and changes to venues, timings, special events etc.


Woodwind Section Leader Needed

We urgently need a Section Leader for our Woodwind Section.  It can be immensely rewarding to help develop the skills and abilities of the many young people taking part in the Festival, and we’ll give all the support, help and guidance you’ll need.  If you would like to help, or know of someone who may be interested, do please get in touch with our Secretary, Mary Smith, through the ‘Contact’ page of this site.

We look forward to hearing from you.

2017 Concert Photographs

Photographs from our 2017 Festival Concert are now available to view.  These images are the work of our official photographer, Liz Cruttenden.  

To see a slide show comprising a selection of these, please click here.  

Concert gallery

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Our Autumn 2017 Newsletter is now available.  Please click here for more details.


John Warner Memorial Award 2018

We are planning to run the John Warner Memorial Award competition in 2018.  Please click here for details.  

John Warner Award

November 2017 Concert

Our concert in aid of the John Warner Memorial Award Competition was a great success.  Please click here for photographs and a brief report.

JW Concert

Entries for 2018  

Entries for all classes in the 2018 Festival are now closed.

2018 Festival Programme

Our 2018 Festival Programme for Music and Speech classes is now available.  This programme includes Music and Speech classes only.  The programme for Dance classes will be available at the Dance venue on the days of competition.

Please click here for more details.

Programme 2018

Festival Posters 2018

Please click here for copies of the 2018 Festival Posters, giving details of dates and venues for all Festival classes and our closing concert.

Posters 2018